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The Lime Inn

20 Cruz Bay Qtr,, Cruz Bay, St. John
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Ranked #10 of 40 restaurants in Cruz Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Lime Inn restaurant is located in downtown Cruz Bay and has been a favorite between locals and visitors alike since 1984. Still owned and operated by owners Rich and Chris Meyer, your St. John experience is not complete without a visit to our open-air restaurant and a taste of our extensive menu. We are known for our wonderful staff and delicious and consistent meals. Join us for fresh grilled Caribbean Lobster or our whole jerk seasoned and pan seared snapper! You can also eat light with our selection of salads or our famous clam chowder. But don't forget, you can't finish up lunch or dinner without famous Key Lime pie. We are open for Lunch Monday thru Friday from 11:30 to 3, happy hour from Monday thru Saturday at our courtyard bar from 3-6 (1/2 priced drinks), and dinner Monday thru Friday from 5:30 to 10.
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86% Recommend
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Had wonderful steak, tuna and pasta. Great dinner. Restaurant was packed so must be good. We had good service.

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New York City, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Went while on vaca in St. John's. Fresh fish, good pasta dishes, and very friendly atmospere They will prepare fish any way you like. Chowder was awesome although on a hot day might not be a good choice.

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

First night out for dinner with Four. All you can eat shrimp Wednesday! I ordered the King Crab which was done well and served with scallop potatoes. Don't order all you can eat unless you are hungry. It comes as a healthy portion anyway. All you can eat is worth the 7.00 more if you like. Good drink. Great atmosphere.... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

The food was excellent, the staff was perfect and the atmosphere was just great. I would expect nothing more from my favorite restaurant. We had a delightful evening and a great bottle of wine.

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Atlanta, GA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Dined at the Lime Inn with a group of eight friends. Most of us really enjoyed our meal. Our complaints were few, and not entirely the fault of the restaurant. There was confusion on the prices of the dishes and drinks, therefore our bill was much larger than we expected. The $68 lobster tail was the best I'd ever had,... More

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Sleepy Hollow, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

We got there into cruz bay and this was a recommondation with a local to eat here. It was excellent food, I had a lobster roll and my husband had the mahi mahi. Both excellent choices. Our waite was friendly and told us of places to check out on the island.

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Charlotte, NC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We choose Lime Inn for dinner based on TripAdvisor reviews and were a little disappointed with the food. My wife and I had the filet and the tuna. The food was okay but certainly not as good compared to the other restaurants in Cruz Bay. The wait staff was very attentive and very friendly which made the dinner enjoyable despite... More

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Acworth, Georgia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The Lime Inn was recomended to us by a local, so we know it had to be good. I'm just glad we got there (party of 8) right at opening time becasue boy did it fill up quickly. The food was very good, the atmosphere was enjoyable and relaxing. The staff was friendly and helpful.

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

If you like fresh local seafood, well-prepared and served simply with few frills or funky sauces, you will love The Lime Inn. The courtyard setting is a nice retreat from the lively streets of Cruz Bay. Great service. A lovely meal.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Per our server, Limes were too expensive on the island this week so there were no Lime in de Coconut drinks nor Key Lime Pie?? Such a let down. The restaurant is VERY loud, service was good, food was average. Clam chowder was very good.

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chelseaantoinette, Manager at The Lime Inn, responded to this review

Unfortunately for the Lime Inn, we have been the Lime-less Inn for about 2 weeks, we're not the only ones feeling the pinch: http://www.wptv.com/news/region-c-palm-beach-county/west-palm-beach/prices-for-limes-increase-due-to-shortage-across-united-states http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/lime-shortage-skyrocketing-prices-u-s-linked-mexican-drug-cartel-article-1.1741878 People have been visiting us for 30 years because of our key lime pie, so naturally to be out of it is more irking to us than anyone else. Glad you enjoyed the chowder, it... More

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